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Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
10:50 am
Hair Salon (River North)

Can anyone recommend an affordable but decent hair salon in River North? Around $30.

Has to be wheelchair accessible.

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
9:24 am
Chicago Quidditch!

Do you live in the Chicagoland area?

Do you love Harry Potter?

Do you want to play quidditch - but your college doesn't have a team and/or you already have graduated?


MORE INFO: chicago.quidditch@gmail.com - OR just reply to this post!!

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChicagoKnox

We have a practice THIS SUNDAY THE 30th at 1pm. Meet at Chase Park at one for friendly scrimmages, fun drills, and maybe a relaxing hang out or game of munchkin afterwards. Chase Park 4701 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60640 BYOB - bring yo' own broom!!!

Bringing Quidditch to Muggles in the fantastic Chicago city!!

Started in Middlebury, Chicago's Quidditch team will bring the game to the community!

Anyone 18 or older can join in this full-contact, fun mix of rugby, tag and dodgeball!

How to play? Chasers: (3 per team) These players handle the quaffle and attempt to rack up points by scoring through the hoops. Beater: (2 per team) These players use bludgers (dodgeballs) to hit other players. When hit, the player must run back to their team's hoops before they can reenter the game. Keeper: (1 per team) These players guard the hoops. Seeker: (1 per team) These players chase after the snitch. "Catching" the snitch ends the game. Snitch: (1 person. No team affiliation) This person is allowed to run outside the pitch, remove players from their brooms, hide, dodge, and climb trees to avoid capture. "Catching" the snitch means catching the tennis ball held in a sock attached to the snitch's shorts (think flag football).

Referee & Cheerleader: Yep, you know.

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012
3:08 pm
flea markets/antique stores
i am in a treasure hunting kind of mood - so naturally i come to you all to ask where the best flea markets/antique stores are in the chicago land area.

my husband and his friends just went to the WHEATON ALL-NIGHT FLEA MARKET - and i wasn't able to go since i was in Ohio - and im sad about it!
Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
10:38 am
psychiatrist rec?
I'm in need of a trustworthy psychiatrist who takes Aetna. I just moved here from NY and I just need continued management for my meds. Anyone know of someone?

EDIT: located in the Northern 'burbs, planning on moving to the Logan Square area. So those areas would be best.

Saturday, June 9th, 2012
11:31 am
roller derby - tonight!

The Chicago Outfit Roller Derby League's 5th home season continues!

We have an exciting bout planned with The Chicago Outfit Syndicate taking on the Carolina Roller Girls! Our Chicago Outfit Shakedown will also make their home debut against So-Ill Roller Girls!

All ages are welcome, so plesae get ready for an exciting home season for The Chicago Outfit!

Doors open at 6pm - Bout begins at 7pm

Beer provided by Finch Beer! Snacks from Caponies, Bleeding Heart Bakery, and more.

Join us at Lottie's Pub for an epic after party too!


so you know, if you live in the chicagoland area - you should probably be at this.
Saturday, May 26th, 2012
2:25 pm
bars with happy hour deals around downtown/Marina City?
do people have any suggestions for *upscale* bars in the area that offer some kind of happy hour deals (either food or drinks)? I know Fleming's does but nothing else comes to mind really.

thanks for an suggestions.
Thursday, May 17th, 2012
11:55 pm
NATO Summit - Your Perspective
So I was just curious: with the NATO Summit weekend here, how is it affecting you this weekend, if at all? Are you protesting, or do you know anyone who is? Any concerns/thoughts/feelings about the summit?

I live and work out in the suburbs, so I won't be affected directly. I have family who live in the South Loop who are staying with me this weekend, and I know of a few people who work downtown who are working from home Friday and maybe Monday.

I was watching the news Thursday night, and there was coverage of some protesters who were already out. It seems like people I've talked to have ranged from irritated to indifferent, mostly about the disruption to everyday activities. I just wanted to get some other perspectives on this.
10:30 pm
name of the bar?
I am trying to remember the name of a fancy-looking bar in the Merchandise Mart building. I've been trying hard but I really really can't remember its name. :/

any ideas?
Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
10:04 am
MSW from UIC
I am looking into Jane Addams for my MSW. I would be moving from Tulsa, Oklahoma so this is a huge life transition on top of choosing a school/program. First question-- how difficult is it to get accepted into this program, UIC in general? 

Has anyone else gotten their MSW from Jane Addams? How was your experience? 

Thank you!
Friday, May 4th, 2012
1:14 pm
Take Off Your Outfit - A Burlesque Performance

TONIGHT!!! - 10:30 PM

Featuring performances by the ladies of the Chicago Outfit and the Derby Dancers.

All Proceeds go to The Chicago Outfit.

$10 Cover
Drink Specials
DJ Ambideckstrics

Cobra Lounge 235 N. ASHLAND AVE., Chicago, IL 60607
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
4:23 pm
april 7th.

you don't want to miss this. The Chicago Outfit
Sunday, February 26th, 2012
8:35 pm
Sounded Interesting, Thought I'd Pass It Along
826 Chicago and the Boring Store present The Clandestine Quest

Calling all secret agents. Skulk, scurry and scavenge throughout Wicker Park and Bucktown, as you track down clues and secret hideouts in order to solve a great mystery.

Beware. Competing agencies will also be on the prowl and subterfuge will be afoot. Where your typical scavenger hunt has much to do with brains, athleticism, and luck, the Clandestine Quest has everything to do with all those noble traits plus cheating.

Wisely choosing from an array of officially sanctioned cheats, you can ensure your agency's victory. With the purchase of the cheats, you will also ensure that 826 Chicago can continue to offer free writing programs for Chicago youth.

Begins Sunday, March 10th.
6:23 pm
Any Chicago area dog lovers who can help this dog out?
"Sweetie" is an 8-10 year old dog who was abandoned on the streets of Chicago by her owner and is now at animal control. She is blind but because dogs rely more on smell than sight she would be able to adapt to a home. Sadly she is running out of time at animal control. A foster home or adopter needs to be found in the next 24 hours or she will be put to sleep.
You can see a video of this sweet girl here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rahuc2IlNDI

Info on how to foster/adopt is here: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?created&¬e_id=283402801673010
Or you can become friends with Adopt a Pittie from the City to ask them to pull her for you: https://www.facebook.com/adoptapittie

She is timid and it's thought she would do best in a home without other animals or a very calm dog. Please, even if you can't adopt her yourself, spread the word to others who might be able to help this poor sweetheart out and save a life!
Sorry if anyone doesn't like that I posted this here but I was hoping that someone here might be able to help her out.
Monday, February 20th, 2012
8:50 pm
Chicago restaurant for client lunch?
Hi! Can anyone recommend a good local, non-chain restaurant for a client lunch? Up to $15-20 a plate, good atmosphere, nothing snooty, not so loud that we can't talk.

I've looked at a dozen restaurant lists, but nothing is jumping out at me.

Friday, October 28th, 2011
8:57 am

Come and party with THE CHICAGO OUTFIT tonight! RSVP HERE for reduced admission all night long!
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011
10:41 am
bill questions
I'm taking a quick poll. How much do you spend a month on cable TV and internet?

Any ideas on how to cut these down are greatly appreciated. I'm trying to cut down my bills a little. Wireless internet is a non-negotiable necessity. I'd be happy to ditch cable but my husband needs access to NYC sporting events for his freelance work as a sports writer, and even with today's myriad options for TV watching (hulu, iTunes, mlb.tv, netflix, etc) there doesn't seem to be a good option for that.

Even just hearing what other people spend per month on these services would help me. Currently we pay $67.50 for internet every month and ~$90 per month for DirecTV. Together those feel way too steep.

Thanks in advance!
Sunday, September 11th, 2011
12:58 pm
when talking to lj just isn't enough...

hey folks! I'm looking for a good therapist/counselor within the city. (I'm not opposed to traveling to greater Chicagoland but would prefer to have someone a little closer). I currently live in Uptown and have been browsing yelp reviews but I'm looking for input wherever I can get it. thanks! :]

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Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
8:57 am
Drive-In Movies?
Hi! Hope everybody is having a great 4th of July weekend so far!

I'm hoping you guys can help me out. I've always wanted to go to a drive-in movie theatre, but never been. I know there are ones reasonably near Chicago. Which one(s) do you recommend? 
Sunday, June 26th, 2011
3:04 am
Community DJs!
I'm moving to Chicago in about a month and would love to starting DJing at a community/college radio station. I just graduated college and was really into the radio station there, I had a great show and know that I'll miss it - so I want to take my show over to Chicago!

I've been looking at Chicago radio stations that allow for community (non-student) DJs and I want to know if there are any community DJs here who are willing to lend their experience with any specific station. Basically I want to know the following:

- What station did you work for?

- What was the show application process like for a non-student DJ?

- Does the station you DJ for have an extensive library? Does the station allow you to bring in your own music/order for the library if you can't find what you want?

- Did you feel like you had a lot of freedom in choosing the music you wanted to play? (Keeping within the genre of your show, of course.)

- How did you like the people who worked there/overall environment?

- Anything else you can add about that particular station you worked for (like if you were involved in anything else besides being a DJ).

Thank you for any help you can give me!
Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
3:24 pm
Management company recommendation
I'm considering renting out my Uptown condo rather than trying to sell in the current market, and since I'll likely be out of the city I may need to use a management company to handle the property.  Any recommendations for such a company from the property owner point of view?  Are any of them marginally less evil?
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